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What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor: This involves education and strengthening exercises of the muscles of the pelvic floor under and around the bladder and pelvic organs. This helps several conditions of the pelvic organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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My urologist has order pelvic floor physical therapy. What is it & why would he order it?

My urologist has order pelvic floor physical therapy. What is it & why would he order it?

Pelvic floor: Dedicated therapy for the pelvic floor can help with prolapse, and or bowel and bladder muscular control/incontinence. Please ask your urologist what the specific reason was. In the future, it is always good to ask your doctor why he makes a certain decision. Make sure you understand your diagnosis, and recommended treatment. Ask questions to be informed about your own health! ...Read more

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I'm going to a pelvic floor physical therapy for the first time. Would she knew what PGAD is if I talk to her about it? Do they deal with this issue

I'm going to a pelvic floor physical therapy for the first time. Would she knew what PGAD is if I talk to her about it?  Do they deal with this issue

Ask her: I would recommend asking the physical therapist if she is familiar with PGAD and assess her comfort level and experience. My guess is that they will not have had patients with this before since it is so exceedingly rare but will be quite comfortable providing you with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Usually: Depends on the type of pelvic fracture and treatment required. At the least, therapy for gait training is usually recommended. Sometimes more involved therapy for range of motion, balance, and strengthening is recommended. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

It can: However it will need to be something you continue after the therapy has ended. If you stop doing the exercises then you will lose the benefits in the long run. ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Not for the fracture: Physical therapy after pelvic fracture will help with walking, transferring, and activities of daily living (adls) however it will not help with the healing of the fracture itself. Make sure you get up and walk around everyday to prevent clots in the legs and lungs. ...Read more

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My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck. I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme

My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck.   I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme

See below: Probably time for your doctor to consider referral to a specialist for further evaluation. A physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) could help. ...Read more

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Pelvic/lower ab pain + ED for 3 years so far. Mri/ct/cysto/blood/urine all clean. Physical therapy didn't work. Anything else left to test?

Pelvic/lower ab pain + ED for 3 years so far. Mri/ct/cysto/blood/urine all clean. Physical therapy didn't work. Anything else left to test?

See your PCP: Mostly are due chronic inflammatory problem secondary to gmo food. Stay away from all cereals, soy products, wheat corn , juices and sodas. Have your doctor do CBC diff , esr, tsh, hba1c, crp, ana. And rf. Need to take Folic Acid 1mg, b6 50 mg, and B12 500 mcg daily. On the basis of blood test you may need meds, . If stiff in am and problems sleeping you need treatmnet with medicine. ...Read more

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Swollen obtuator internus . Chronic pain. What is the cause?Been to physical therapy, pelvic MRI and lumber MRI show nothing. Pelvic ultrasound fine.

How do you know the: Oi is swollen if imaging is negative. That muscle allows you to cross one leg over the other. Can be injured with exercise or yoga. A study using neutron to treat prostate cancer caused atrophy and fibrosis of these muscles, leading to inability to cross legs. A physiatrist/pm&r rehab doc is your best bet. ...Read more

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For chronic pelvic pain how long do you think it will take pelvic floor pysical therapy to work? I'm 21 been in pain for years

For chronic pelvic pain how long do you think it will take pelvic floor pysical therapy to work? I'm 21 been in pain for years

See a Physician : Determine the cause of the pelvic pain as the treatment may be different for each cause and not all will be helped by physical therapy . See you Gynecologist ...Read more

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What does pelvic floor rehab therapy involve?

What does pelvic floor rehab therapy involve?

See below: Pelvic floor rehab can be done for a variety of reasons including pelvic pain, incontinnence problems (particularly after delivery for women), painful sexual issues etc. It usually involves some type of strengthening exercises for the pelvic diaphragm muscles which work like a sling to keep the pelvic floor stable. It may also involve biofeedback to improve coordination and decrease spasm. ...Read more

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Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?

Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?

If you are: referring to the Kegel exercises the answer is yes. They are muscles and respond to exercise like any other muscle group. The sooner you begin the stronger they become. No harm in starting now. ...Read more

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Can testosterone replacement therapy cause pelvic floor spams?

Testosterone replace: Not usually. Call your doctor to report this and see if you need an examination. ...Read more

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Taking Flomax (tamsulosin) for 4 days .4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. no bph

Taking Flomax (tamsulosin) for 4 days .4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. no bph

Ask your doc: Ultimately, you're in charge & responsible for your own health. We're here as guides & navigators to assist you. Flomax (tamsulosin) is used (up to 0.8mg daily) to treat prostate enlargement aka BPH and (off-label) kidney stones. Chat w/dispensing doc about your wishes. Set a defined trial duration as well as reviewing signs of progression & worsening after which consider restarting Tamsulosin. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of iron flooring on physical therapy?

What are the benefits of iron flooring on physical therapy?

I don't understand: I have never heard of this. Nearly all physical therapy departments have normal linoleum or carpeted floors. Unless you want to put magnets in the soles of your shoes to keep your feel from sliding around, or to make you work harder to pick up your feet, i can think of no reason why walking on an iron floor would be desired or have any advantage. ...Read more

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What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

Inflammation: Soft tissue inflammation is usually treated initially with conservative management. Start wearing supportive shoes at all times during the healing period. RICE therapy and oral anti-inflammatory agents. Massage the sore area, followed with ace bandage compression and elevate limb above hip with knee bent and ice area after activity and before bed. Remove ace before sleep.(RICE) Orthotic control. ...Read more

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How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

Central science: There will be a chemistry requirement for entry to training in physical therapy. Chemistry is basic to all of technology and to understanding the body. There will be little chemistry in your practice, but as a health care team member you will be a resource for others seeking accurate information. Chemistry unlocks everything else in science and you must be literate here. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

Hope this helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU http://www.spine-health.com/video/physiatry-back-pain-video http://www.aapmr.org/patients/aboutpmr/Pages/WhyARehabPhysician.aspx

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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